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Poster: Carp JC Date: Jun 11, 2009 5:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: pigpen

Hello everyone.
I was streaming the Grateful Dead on Radio.com and heard a song Ive never heard before. When I looked down at the screen I saw it was called " Taste buds" sung by pigpen, ( live of course ) but when i tried to find it here on AI my search returned 0 hits. I was hoping someone here who is way more computer savvy might be able to help me, and all others with this matter. Its a great bluesy number. PEACE !

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Poster: Morning Dewd Date: Jun 11, 2009 6:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: pigpen

http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-workingmans-outtakes.sbd.7319.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Jun 11, 2009 4:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: pigpen

This Workingman's Outtake version is my favorite of the available Tastebuds...

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Poster: Dhamma1 Date: Jun 11, 2009 6:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: pigpen & Tastebud

There are [Oops! used to be, pre-Nov 05] several versions of it here, too.
http://www.archive.org/details/gd66-06-xx.sbd.vernon.9513.sbeok.shnf




[From THE DEADHEAD'S TAPING COMPENDIUM, vol. 1]
The Scorpio Sessions

Gene Estribou had the first four-track studio in the Francisco area, Buena Vista Studio, and here they cut their first demo in June 1966. He was introduced to the Dead by photographer Herb Greene, when the band was playing in Palo Alto and Garcia still played bluegrass.

Gene Estribou: First we had an Ampex three-channel instrumentation deck that Henry Jacobs brought into the studio. I had built a big horn and a studio and we had good condenser mikes and spent a lot of time optimizing the board. We went down to Western Recording and used their studio for doing some tapes that ended up being on the first 45 from Scorpio, “Don’t Ease Me In” and “Stealin.’ “ About the same time some of the people from the big labels were searching around wondering what this San Francisco thing was. They romanced the Dead and a bunch of other groups, and I had recorded demos of Janis Joplin, Big Brother, and a bunch of others that had been in the studio. These were the first demos and recordings that happened in San Francisco.

They authorized the release but at the same time, almost simultaneously these majors were starting to court them and Warner Brothers ended up doing something with them. It was also the first time the band was under any management and half of the Dead weren’t talking to them or they didn’t care. Four songs were recorded in the Buena Vista Studios, some of which had added overdubbing and vocals.

Gene Estribou: This was an effort going down there recording, to get a mix down that we could have as product. It was an effort to get out of the zone of indecision that you can imagine. The early Dead was trying to find themselves in a sense and get a product out when Phil wanted to do one thing and Jerry wanted to do another and Bobby was combing his hair. So it was frustrating for everybody, but we had to get something finished rather than 9,000 hours of shit that was unusable. That’s basically what that was all about.

According to Garcia, fewer than 150 of the demos were pressed. Estribou, however, says it was more like 250. Some counterfeits have popped up.


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Poster: Carp JC Date: Jun 11, 2009 6:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: pigpen

OK THATS A START THANK YOU ALL BUT AINT THERE ANY LIVE VERSIONS ? FOR OPEN CONSUMPTION ? NO OTHER SHOWS ? JUST 66 ?

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Poster: Bob Gnarley Date: Jun 11, 2009 6:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: pigpen

http://www.archive.org/details/gd66-05-19.sbd.lestatkat.6516.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: Carp JC Date: Jun 11, 2009 10:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: pigpen

thankx BOB .......... and all other's with my question anyone who likes DEAD BLUES this is a MUST ! !! ! ! thankx again

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Poster: Earl B. Powell Date: Jun 11, 2009 6:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: pigpen

Tastebud is included on the 2003 re-issue of the first LP as a bonus track, so it was probably from the original sessions.

http://www.deaddisc.com/GDFD_Pigpen.htm